Coat is dense needing weekly brushing, regular nail, ear and dental care. Named after the Indian city that the black panther calls home, the Bombay was developed from a sable Burmese and American Shorthair cat.
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The breed is instantly recognizable by her solid black coat and striking yellow eyes. Coat should be brushed weekly with regular nail trim and dental care and occasional ear cleaning. With her year-old lineage traced back to the Roman Empire, the British Shorthair roamed the streets of the United Kingdom for decades before being raised to an official breed status. Coat is should be combed weekly with regular nail trim, ear and dental care.
A migrant of Cornwall in England, the breed is beloved for her interest in everything her companions are doing.
Coat requires bushing every other week and regular nail trims, ear and dental care. Pixie-like features instantly endear you to the Devon Rex, once a native of Buckfastleigh, Devon in England. Bath bi-weekly to keep her skin healthy, gentle brushing, occasional ear clean and regular nail and dental care. Distinguished by her short, plush coat but with all the features of an aristocratic Persian — Exotics are known for their teddy bear looks, easy maintenance and of course that shiny, dense coat. Bath and brush bi-weekly to rid her of her seasonal shed, regularly clean eyes to ensure no tear stains.
Trim nails as needed. Steeped in Eastern legend and tradition, Japanese Bobtails are considered one of the oldest cat breeds, dating back to the seventeenth century. An undercoat means frequent brushing twice a week, more in shedding season, regular nail and ear care. A gentle giant, Maine Coons are American natives dating back to the colonial days where their mousing skills were put to work in homes, barns and ships. Adapting to survive the severe Maine climate, the breed has developed into a large, robust cat with a thick, water-repellent coat.
Dense, shaggy coat needs weekly brushing and regular dental care, nails can be trimmed bimonthly. Norwegians have long been a member of the family on farms and ships, responsible for maintaining the mouse population. Long, double, water-resistant coat needs brushing twice a week plus regular ear, nail and dental care. Long and short coats need regular brushing, or a rub-down with a damp cloth, plus nail and ear care.
Introduced to Europeans in the s by Roman and Phoenician caravans from Persia Iran and Turkey, the elegant Persian is best recognized for her long, silky coat, flatter face with snub nose and bright, golden eyes. Coat needs daily brushing and weekly bathing with regular eye, nail and dental care. Discovered by a Scottish shepherd in the 60s, the Scottish Fold features large, wide eyes and forward-folding ears. Her ears are a spontaneous mutation that affects the cartilage, giving her an owl-like or teddy-bear look.
She can be found in both a long and short hair version.
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Coat should be combed twice a week with regular nail trims, dental care and occasional ear cleaning. The Selkirk shares her curly coat with her Rex relatives but differs in personality and body type thanks to a crossing with Persians, Exotic and British Shorthairs.
She is named after the Selkirk Mountains in Montana where she was first discovered. Coat needs specific combing technique to ensure curls are not stretched out. Regular nail, eye, ear and dental care. Her thick, triple, water-resistant coat has helped her survive the harsh Siberian terrain for the last years where she has helped maintain rodent populations.
A triple coat growing thicker in winter and sheds seasonally needs weekly brushing with regular nail, teeth and ear cleaning. Distinguished by her lack of coat and wrinkly skin, the Sphynx is a hairless cat breed that is surprisingly not considered hypoallergenic. She sheds dead skin cells called dander, like most animals. As exotic and ancient as she appears, Sphynx originated from Canada in the late 60s. Weekly brushing with a bath every few months plus regular nail, eye, ear and dental care.
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Black cats are a mixed bag of contradictions, being the most closely related to their wild ancestors and sharing similarities like having a wild and impulsive side and being stubborn and friendly at the same time; or, demanding freedom but crave a closeness with their human caretakers and other pets in the home. With such diverse personalities amongst these breeds, you may find yourself wondering whether, as black cat pet parents — just who claims ownership over whom? These color-blocked breeds are most famously associated with Egyptian royalty where black cats were considered God-like and killing one was a capital crime.
Scientists have discovered that black cats may share a similar gene mutation from the family of genetics known to resist HIV in humans. While research continues, we know the one thing that a black cat has no resistance to is lots of pampering, love and affection.
The search for your black cat is easy on Petfinder. Note: While the breeds in this collection tend to be black, individual pets will vary. Please consult the adoption organization for details on a specific pet. American Shorthairs came with the early settlers, brought along on ships to guard cargo and property from rodents. Google Plus. More From. New Zealand. Dunedin and Otago.
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